Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager allows you to search for Microsoft Windows and Linux guest files in backed up VMs. This can be useful, for example, if you need a file that has been deleted on the VM and you want to restore it from a backup. Once you find the file, you can immediately restore the file directly from Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager with 1 click. The file can be restored to its original location or saved to a local machine.
- Make sure that you have successfully created a backup of a Microsoft Windows or Linux VM with the guest file indexing option enabled.
- Make sure that you have successfully connected the Veeam backup server to Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager and collected data from it.
To find a restore a guest OS file, do the following:
- Delete a file you want to restore on the original VM.
- In the main view of Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager, click the Files tab.
- In the Type in VM name field, enter the name of a backed up VM whose file system you want to browse.
- In the Restore point field, select a restore point from which you want to restore the deleted file.
- Click the Mount Backup link and wait for Veeam Backup & Replication to mount the content of the backup file to the Veeam backup server.
After the backup is mounted, you can browse guest OS files from the backup.
- In the Search field on the right, type in the name of the necessary file or a part of it and click the search icon on the right.
- Right-click the file in the list and select Restore > Overwrite.
- Click Yes to confirm the operation.
Open the original VM and make sure that the found file has been successfully restored.